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Rasesh Mandani

Rasesh Mandani

Associate editor, India Today TVrasesh.mandani@aajtak.com
Broadcast journalist. A sports buff. Honest human being.

By Rasesh Mandani

What cricket can learn from tennis tie-breaks and football penalty rules

The 2019 World Cup final episode calls for a rule that encourages further play after the Super Over. Even if that means a prolonged match, both teams must be armed with equal opportunity.

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Australia vs India Test saw thousands of cricket fans at MCG on both days. When will Indian stadiums witness such a spectacle?

India is widely considered to be cricket’s financial epicentre. But will Indian grounds ever see the kind of crowd present at Melbourne for a test match?

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Can Rohit Sharma replace Virat Kohli as a captain?

Captain Sharma may be impressive but India will benefit more if captain Kohli marries success.

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Virat Kohli’s epoch-making test innings may not be too far away

A player's inability to single-handedly win team games can't be decisive to judge his or her greatness.

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Why Team India selectors are fumbling for words over Ashwin and Jadeja's fate

One should not complain as long as Virat Kohli gets it right as has been the case with his choice of spinners.

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What Sachin Tendulkar's birthday means to me, a sports journalist

Everyone knew him as someone who could take on the world, and even today India continues to celebrate his genius.

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Has Hardik Pandya brought balance or robbed Indian team of it in South Africa?

The problem perhaps lies in the team overestimating Pandya's utility on wickets with bounce and lateral movement.

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Why Indian spectators cheered for Sri Lanka at Wankhede

Only the last over finish allowed the crowd to get into the act.

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When '90s cricket legends Azhar, Sachin and Vinod met after years

There are always far fewer troubles at their age, unless one refuses to grow up.

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Why India won't miss Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja against Australia

Are they the same force that they appeared six months back?

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Sri Lanka decimates India: Of the summer of Ajanta Mendis and Dananjaya's trickery

Mystery stays that way only when used sparsely.

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Do too many India-Sri Lanka cricket matches bother the players as well?

Most Indian players are happy to play ball looking at the larger picture.

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Why 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' left me dissatisfied

His fans call him God, the film goes along with that.

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BCCI's politics of boycotting ICC Champions Trophy is foolish

Although the attraction of the tournament is entirely dependent on India, the financial implications of a pull-out are equally severe.

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Why Virat Kohli clarified his 'won't be friends with Australians' statement

It's raining apologies among past and present cricketers.

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Does an IPL trophy tour amuse you?

The IPL is entertaining, competitive, makes great business sense but is far from having reached 'a legacy space'.

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Why is ICC brokering peace between Kohli and Smith?

Is that the right way of implementing the cricket code of conduct?

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Does dealing with IPL snub make cricketers feel like outcasts?

As Kevin Pietersen tweeted, a slap in Test cricket's face.

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Will Dhoni-Yuvraj shine under Virat Kohli's leadership?

The duo can safely be called India's all-time best middle-order batsmen.

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Is ICC’s number 1 Test team India, really the world’s best?

Jury is still out on whether Virat Kohli's men are deserving of the honour.

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Can a selection committee with little international experience sit in judgment of Indian cricket demigods

The new panel of selectors has combined international experience of 13 Test matches and 31 One-Day Internationals.

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Do we really need to give our sporting heroes the welcome parade?

They do come with their share of irritants, such as politicians.

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Dattu Bhokanal, India's Olympic rower, is no less of a hero

He has given overcoming odds a whole new meaning.

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The pressures of playing with the Tendulkar surname

Carrying the burden of expectations of the unmatched feats of his father, Arjun competes undeterred on the Mumbai cricket circuit.

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IPL is where Malinga, Mendis and Kaushal want to be

Dressing rooms in India's premier T20 league don’t just help improve your game, that’s where many cricketers take their English lessons as well.

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What Dhoni says and what he means

With greying hair and ultra conservative habits as skipper, can he change gears now?

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Can De Villiers get the Proteas to the finals?

This is the batsman's first time as the skipper at the tournament.

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